mHealthNews: America’s seniors are very much interested in managing their health online and with mobile devices – but they aren’t getting those services from healthcare providers.
And with 10,000 people celebrating their 65th birthday every day over the next 17 years, that’s a significant market opportunity for hospitals and practices that haven’t yet embraced the mHealth movement, according to a survey by Accenture. Show more
MedCity News: A digital health company has developed a Web-based patient monitor program for PCs and mobile devices designed to help home health aides, caregivers and institutional care facilities like nursing homes keep a log of physical and behavioral health of the elderly and people with chronic illnesses. Show more
Reuters: Getting old? There’s an app for that. And a smartphone interface. And a tablet device that lets family members monitor your medication schedule, send text messages and share photos.
Alley Watch: PILOT Health Tech NYC is new program that provides funding of up to $100,000 each to 10 innovative pilot projects to take place in New York City. Winner cCaring is a comprehensive in-home health care management system that helps healthcare providers reduce costly hospital re-admissions to avoid Medicare penalties. Show more
MedCity News: A commercialization program to match up provider, payer and pharma technology needs with willing and able healthcare startups has announced its 10 finalists. Each will receive $100,000 tied to meeting certain performance milestones. They have three to six months to work with the healthcare group they’re matched with, depending on the complexity of the program. Show more
Today, the New York City-based eCaring offers a web-based home health care management and monitoring system that enables everyone involved with home healthcare—from family members to home care providers to doctors—to receive information on the care, conditions, activities and status of home health care patients. eCaring provides services to home care agencies, geriatric care managers, eldercare professionals and assisted living facilities. Show more
Boomers Rock! Radio: Robert Herzog completely rocks this interview! If you ever wanted to hear a story of a guy who articulates the message of transition and never slowing down, and I mean that in the best of good ways, then you really will enjoy this talk. Show more
HIT Consultant: Founder and CEO, Robert Herzog of eCaring describes how healthcare providers can reduce costly hospital readmissions to avoid medicare penalties. Hospitalization is extremely expensive. Every year, hospitalizations account for one third of the $2 trillion in total annual health spending in the U.S. But what you may not know is that one in nine hospital admissions is actually a re-hospitalization – when a patient is readmitted to hospital within 30 days. Show more
Boomers Rock! Radio: Melody Wilding walks the walk, period! If I need advice from a well-spoken, educated person she is my new go to expert in healthcare technology and geriatric social work. I can see why she was Valedictorian at Rutgers, she articulates issues, breaks down tech talk and communicates so effectively I look forward to future shows. Show more
Caregiver Help Radio: Do you ever feel like you’re out of the loop regarding the condition of a loved one who’s being cared for by family members or home health care professionals? Do you sometimes wonder if anyone really is paying attention? Join us as we talk to Robert Herzog, an entrepreneur who founded ecaring.com, as a result of the frustration he experienced managing his mother’s care during the last several years of her life. Show more